RESULTS: New York Magnificent Jewels

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New York

New York Magnificent Jewels

New York – Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sale no: 2544 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

 

Sold:

$70,726,650

£44,557,790

€53,752,254

 

 

Lots Sold: 290

Lots Offered: 304

Sold by Lot: 95%

Sold by $: 97%

 

 

Exchange Rate: £0.63 = $1 /  €0.76 = $1

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate ($)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

304

The Clark Pink

A cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring of 9.00 cts by Dreicer & Co., circa 1910

$1,751,000 per ct

Most Valuable Pink Diamond Ever Sold In The United States At Auction

6,000,000 - 8,000,000

$15,762,500

£9,930,375

€11,979,500

Anonymous

305

The Perfect Diamond

A rectangular-cut D color IF diamond of  44.09 cts

$169,500 per ct

Estimate on request

$7,474,500

£4,708,935

€5,680,620

Anonymous

293

The Clark Diamond

A  rectangular-cut D color potentially IF diamond ring of 19.86 cts by Cartier

$156,400 per ct

2,000,000 - 3,000,000

$3,106,500

£1,957,095

€2,360,940

International Trade

225

A sugarloaf Kashmir cabochon sapphire ring of 31.53 cts by Van Cleef & Arpels

$84,300 per ct

World Auction record for a cabochon Kashmir sapphire

300,000 - 500,000

$2,658,500

£1,674,855

€2,020,460

US Trade

244

A fancy yellow and fancy light yellow diamond cluster necklace by Graff

1,500,000 - 2,500,000

$2,378,500

£1,498,455

€1,807,660

Anonymous

152

A pear-shaped D color potentially IF diamond ring of 16.33 cts by Van Cleef & Arpels

$128,500 per ct

1,850,000 - 2,500,000

$2,098,500

£1,322,055

€1,594,860

European Trade

242

A cushion-cut fancy intense yellow VS1 diamond ring of 43.49 cts by Graff

$ 43,100 per ct

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

$1,874,500

£1,180,935

€1,424,620

Anonymous

262

A five-strand natural pearl necklace

600,000 - 800,000

$1,672,900

£1,053,927

€1,271,404

Middle East Trade

218

An oval-cut F color IF diamond of 15.08 cts

$94,600 per ct

1,250,000 - 1,550,000

$1,426,500

£898,695

€1,084,140

Asian Private

241

A rectangular-cut E color VS1 diamond of 15.58 cts

$ 84,400 per ct

800,000 - 1,200,000

$1,314,500

£828,135

€999,020

International Trade

                   

 

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry, Christie’s Americas, commented: “The collection of jewels from the Estate of Huguette M. Clark sparkled in the saleroom with the $15.7 million Clark Pink becoming the most valuable pink diamond ever sold at auction in America. The entire collection, which has fascinated collectors and press worldwide, achieved a total of $20.8 million against a presale estimate of $9 million. This is the second most valuable private collection sold in the United States in the last decade, just behind the legendary jewels of Elizabeth Taylor. We now look forward to Jewels For Hope: The Collection of Mrs. Lily Safra Sold to Benefit 20 Charitable Institutions, to be offered in Geneva on May 14.”

Press Contact

Erin McAndrew, 212 636 2680 emcandrew@christies.com

Date and Location of Next Sale

Geneva, 14 May 2012

 

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